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Episode "A Date for Doris" of the short-lived 50's sitcom "Meet Corliss Archer".
This movie is part of the collection: Classic TV
Production Company: ZIV Television
Audio/Visual: sound, Black and White
Keywords: Classic TV; 50's Television; Fifties; Retro; Sitcom; Comedy
Creative Commons license: Public Domain
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Subject: A date for Doris (Meet Corliss Archer)
Season 1, episode 25.
Mr. and Mrs. Archer ask Dexter to find a party date for Corliss` rather homely friend Doris. Despite his best efforts, Dexter can`t find anyone willing to take her to the party, and winds up doing the deed himself.
Cast: Ann Baker (Corliss Archer), Mary Brian (Janet Archer), John Eldredge (Harry Archer), Bobby Ellis (Dexter Franklin), Tom Irish (Leonard), Juli Conger (Doris), Doyle Baker (Sam) and Alan Dinehart III (Buster).
Firstly. Spuzz rocks! Secondly, this program only show how desperatly awful the 50's were for anyone who didn't fit into a ridgid standards, especially women. Holy cow, we really do live in the best of all possible times. All sitcoms are truly less than, this is true but man this could be shown in a women's studies course as a chilling reminder of the way things were. Usually I get a kick out of retro but this was truly dreadful.
Steve Carras -
Subject: Corliss other HB conneciton.
Jant Waldo did the radio voice..
Dodsworth the Cat -
Subject: Gene Hazelton
What sitcom of the 1950s doesn't have hackneyed plots? What I found interesting was the Hanna-Barbera connection.
The guy who drew the cartoons was Gene Hazelton. Among other things (such as the original I Love Lucy animated opening), Hazelton worked at Warner Brothers, doing designs for Clampett's Coal Black before moving on to design work at MGM in the Hanna-Barbera unit.
I didn't see which Alan Dinehart is credited as the butler, but one worked for H-B as a writer (Flintstone) while his son was a voice artist.
The announcer on this show sounds like Hy Averback.
Chloe Love -
Subject: Highly entertaining one-season wonder
Thanks for the upload. This is a gem of a sitcom from the golden age of television. I enjoy all of the episodes & each of the characters are a joy to watch. Though, I find Dexter to be the most interesting character & a real scene-stealer, looking forward to his next blunder.
I hope additional volumes (beside the previous three containing 12 episodes overall) are released. I realize there were 39 episodes to the series & hope others will go to http://tvshowsondvd.com to cast your vote for future volumes to be released. My first introduction to this had been the radio show which I thoroughly enjoy.
Refreshing to see others who go in for the classics as opposed to all the rubbish on the tube these days.
Meet Corliss Archer is a keeper. Right up there with The Aldrich Family & others of its genre. Classic albeit somewhat dated but that adds to its charm & appeal. Viewers of family sitcoms of the 1950s will certainly enjoy this show.
Subject: Quantity over quality
Thanks for the upload! Even though I didn't really enjoy the episode, that's not the fault of the uploader. I would rather have as many choices here as I can of things to view than to have only someone's version of "the best of". So... that's why i gave it 4 stars. You never know what someone's going to want to see here. Give us everything and let us decide what we want to see.
Subject: Not half bad.
This episode isn't half bad, but Spuzz doesn't sound like he knows what he's talking about! 1950s seeing a gigolo being hired? Whatever...
Subject: Best Show Ever
Ok, It isn't the best show ever, But does anyone else hate spuzz? He's boring, cloying, and even annoying! And while I'm only writing this review because I'm the uploader, I honestly think this is a good TV series. I like the character of Dexter. Spuzz, Are you giving my videos negative reviews because I panned one of your videos? Go back to the Prelinger section, where your kind of idiot is loved by everybody.
Mighty BAD sitcom here. The women do all right I suppose, but the men here are the real offenders. John Eldredge clearly doesnt have any comic timing while Robert Ellis as Corliss's boyfriend, is TRULY FUCKING ANNOYING. In this episode, Corliss and her boyfriend try their hardest to arrange a date for their homely friend. Even Corliss's parents get involved. Where were the friend's parents? Who knows. Like how they hired a gigolo at one point.